An investigation has been opened to determine the causes of the death of a 63-year-old man, found unconscious in Paris in a cell at the XX police station.e district where he was in police custody, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Thursday.
The man had been placed on Wednesday night in police custody for concealment of theft, said the Paris prosecutor’s office, which confirmed information from the Parisian.
Found unconscious around 11:45 p.m., he was declared dead at 12:40 a.m.
An “emergency” autopsy
According to a source close to the investigation, the man, who was a drug addict, had felt unwell in the cell. Police officers and then the emergency services provided him with treatment on the spot, in vain, said the same source.
An autopsy was “requested urgently”, said the prosecution, “in order to shed full light on the causes of death”.
The investigation, opened in search of the causes of death, was entrusted to the police station of another district, that of the XVeand the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) was “notified as an observer”.
Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.
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